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Tooth loss in the 44077 handled by dentist skilled in the construction of outstanding dentures

For decades, the most viable solution for tooth loss has been the denture appliance. In the past century, dentures have improved a great deal, looking and feeling better with advances in materials and techniques. For the most part, dentures have a number of benefits. This form of treatment, however, has not been without its challenges.

The goal of tooth replacement has changed as we have learned more about the oral structure and its needs for longevity. No longer is the purpose of dentures just to replace the natural appearance of the smile and suitable chewing function. Today, there is a demand for high quality, well-fitting dentures that go the extra mile.

One of the consequences of tooth loss is the effect it has on the bone tissue in the jaw. We now know that the jaw and the teeth are mutually beneficial. The jaw stabilizes the teeth, which are tethered to bone by roots. Simultaneously, teeth transfer force from chewing through roots and into the jawbone. This stimulation is necessary for the retention of height and width. When a tooth or teeth are lost, the bone tissue breaks down rapidly.

When dentures are designed using basic techniques such as impressions and measurements, chewing function may be restored to about 60 percent. Stimulation of bone tissue is not achieved. For this reason, dentures often need relining to improve their fit. The fit of dentures is not the only thing that changes when bone tissue breaks down. The overall appearance of the face also transforms, aging at an accelerated rate.

Dr. Michael Stern trained under one of the leading denture designers and has an outstanding record in the development of custom dentures that achieve multiple goals. Through extra steps, dentures are designed to fit the muscular structure of the jaw, not just the gums. As such, the dentures that Dr. Stern designs fit incredibly well and continue to stimulate the bone for better preservation.

In addition to choosing a dentist with extensive training in the area of denture design, patients of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills can maximize the potential of tooth replacement by stabilizing dentures with dental implants, prosthetics intended for the replacement of missing roots.

Tooth loss does not have to affect your functionality, your appearance, or your confidence. Call 440.210.0999 to learn more about your treatment options.

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